Alvaro Louvered Pergola
The incredibly designed SUNS Lifestyle Alvaro Pergola offers features that can adapt to any weather, so you can make the most of the outdoors all year round.
The manual louvered roof shutters allows you to either sit in the sun or the shade then the addition of the Deluxe Screens means your outdoor area is protected from the wind and rain.
Larger sizes in length than those shown below are available by consultation with our sales team.
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(See full list of links to floor plans within the assembly instructions tab)
The sleek and innovative design of the Alvaro Pergola gives you the best of both worlds providing a quick and simple control of the weather all year round, the louvered roof shutters create a fully weatherproof space come rain or shine by a turn of the handle. Any rain water is seamlessly drained off and down specially engineered channels on the inside of the legs and then out the bottom into the ground it’s anchored to, then draining away with the natural fall of the existing surface.
The Alvaro pergola is available as a 3.6x3m and 3.6x4m base model with available extension kits at 3m and 4m with sleek single legs at the connection points. It is infinitely extendable lengthways in metres from 3.6x3m (excluding 3.6x5m) making it perfect for garden projects needing bespoke, easily adaptable shade and shelter. Give us a call on 01277 321888 to discuss your needs.
The robust aluminium powder coated frame construction ensures longevity through its rust-free, weatherproof and UV protected properties, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space for years to come.
The Alvaro stands 20cm taller than the Maranza Deluxe Pergola and so makes it a perfect overhang above bifold doors. The construction of a terrace roof is no longer a complicated and long-term building project, this is a smart solution with a long lifespan.
With optional deluxe screens that can be fixed to the Pergola to create an enclosed space protecting you from the sun, wind and rain.
The Alvaro is resistant to wind up to a wind force of 120 km/h and boasts a 5 year warranty.
Full height of the Alvaro is 250.8cm at the top of the roof beam increasing to 257.5cm when the louvres are open. And 236cm at the underside of the roof beam across all sizes.
The post width is 11cm x 11cm and the footplate is 17cm x 17cm (These can be removed if needed).
*Outside length is the measurement from footplate to footplate, these can be removed if needed. Please refer to the drawing for further dimensions, found in the ‘Assembly Instructions’ below.
All of our Pergolas come with full assembly instructions and can be easily self fitted with basic DIY knowledge, as well as ideally two more people to help, plus an array of tools.
Estimated build time varies for each size model and ranges from 1-5 hours.
We always recommend anchoring the Pergola to the ground and ensuring you have something substantial enough to anchor into before the build begins. Please be aware that your warranty will not cover you for damage caused to a Pergola that has not been adequately secured to the ground.
If you would rather not assemble your Pergola yourself, then please tick the box above to add the install to your order. Please click here for more information regarding the installation and the pre-installation guide agreement.
A natural fall of ideally 10mm is required to allow the water to drain away as designed and for the screens to be fitted correctly, which by building regulations, your patio likely already has. Our install team can use packers under specific legs to ensure the complete gazebo works correctly should the fall of the patio level be different to the above, and by using our installation service you are agreeing to our team using packers under the footplates in such instances.
You can find assembly instructions for the 3.6 x 3 model here.
You can find assembly instructions for the 3.6 x 4m model here.
You can also download the floor plans:
3.6 x 3m floor plan here
3.6 x 4m floor plan here
3.6 x 6m floor plan here
3.6 x 7m floor plan here
3.6 x 8m floor plan here
3.6 x 9m floor plan here
Before you complete groundworks or book a pergola installation, please see our foundational guidance below to support you in discussions with your landscaper or builder.
The pergola must be fitted on to a solid surface and beneath the finished surface must be something for the pergola to be secured safely such as a concrete pad.
This would need to be completed before our installers arrive as they do not offer any groundworks, a local tradesperson would be able to assist you.
We can provide a floorplan indicating where the floor plates of the pergola will sit based on your chosen size and orientation, the floorpan can also be viewed on the relevant product page on our website.
We advise for concrete pads of approx 40x40x40cm beneath any tiles, if you have decking then we advise the same or alternatively extra structural joists below the decking.
You should then finish your surface completely with the tiles or decking on top, so that when our installers arrive they can drill through the tile/deck and into something extra secure below.
It is a good idea to choose your pergola size before doing any groundworks however if you have already laid the patio/deck then we do advise for you to check what is beneath the surface. Is it secure enough? Type1 or sand would not be suitable. Composite decking without something solid below would not be secure enough, unless you already have structural beams underneath where the footplates will sit. If this is the case, installing would successful as long as all footplates are sitting on structural beams wide enough for the footplate to be bolted into fully.
Should you have any questions before completing groundworks or booking a pergola installation please speak to our team on 01277 321888.
The Alvaro pergola is our latest addition to the range, this model is an adaption of the Rota and is available as a 3.6x3m and 3.6x4m base model with available extension kits at 3m and 4m with sleek single legs at the connection points. It is infinitely extendable lengthways in metres from 3.6x3m (excluding 3.6x5m) making it perfect for garden projects needing flexibility, easily adaptable shade and shelter.
Can I Build the Pergola Myself?
All models come with instructions and can be self-fitted with basic DIY knowledge, as well as ideally two more people to help, plus an array of tools. Estimated build time varies for each size model and can range from 1-5 hours. This does not affect the 5-year manufacturers’ warranty on the frame or the 2 year warranty on the sun & weather screens.
Do the Pergolas have a warranty?
All of our aluminium products have a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty as standard. The sun and weather screens have a 2-year warranty. Please refer to the warranty here.
Is the Pergola Roof Weatherproof?
When the louvres are fully closed, the roof is completely weatherproof in standard conditions. Rainwater runs from the roof louvres, into the guttering and then drains down internally, through the legs. During extreme weather conditions and severely heavy rain, there may be a slight leakage as excessive water cannot flow through the drainage quick enough and can spill over, just like guttering on a home or an external drain.
Are the Pergolas wind & storm resistant?
Our models are semi-permanent structures, meaning they a secured to the surface and not below, this makes them very sturdy and durable, yet still with the ability to move, if required. They are wind resistant up to 120km and then beyond this when secured to your surface. Always keep the roof louvres slightly open during extreme weather conditions to allow the wind to pass through the structure.
Can the Pergola be dismantled & reassembled?
Yes, this is possible.
Does the Pergola Require Maintenance?
These models require very minimal maintenance. The frame can be washed with cleaning materials and also jet washed. The gutters can also be cleared with a jet wash.
You can find our range of cleaning and maintenance products here.
What’s the difference between the Rota & Maranza Pergolas?
The functionality is the same on both models. The key difference in models is the height. The Rota is 20cm taller, so it makes a great overhang above bifold doors. In addition, the Rota louvres open slightly different from the Maranza, venting fully vertical and towards the shorter length. With the exception of models with six legs (which have a roof system split in two), the Rota works on one roofing system so all louvres open in one movement, whereas dependent on the frame size of the Maranza, it has multiple roof sections, so one section could be closed and another open. The Maranza louvres open towards the longer length.
What surface can the Pergola be installed on?
Our professional fitters can install and secure onto any flat, solid surface as long as the dimensions of the area are correct.
My surface has a slope, can you install a Pergola on this?
Aluminium louvered roof pergolas work on the natural fall of your existing surface to allow the rain to drain meaning a slight fall is necessary. Please take care to ensure you have measured the area correctly and have a flat surface with a max of 1:80 fall (which, by building regulations your patio should already have). For anything more than this, we would need prior notification, as it means we would need to fit the pergola with packers. Our installers can adjust the legs to sit flat, using spacers up to 50mm; this does not affect your warranty. A 1:80 fall over a distance of 3410mm is 42mm. For best fitting of the deluxe screens a fall of 10mm is best suited to ensure smooth operation, please note that packers or adjustments may be required if the fall is beyond this.
Can the Pergola be connected to our building?
The outside legs of the frame are always required and cannot be removed. However, we can place the footplates flush to the wall and add flashing to close the gap between the building and the top of the roof beam. This would then keep the structure watertight to your building. Please get in touch to enquire about this option.
The Pergola is manufactured from high-quality aluminium which has been powder coated in the eye-catching Matte Royal Grey or Matte White colour which is UV protected, meaning that not only will the colour not fade over time, but it also protects you and your family from harmful UV rays.
There is virtually no maintenance required as the weatherproof aspects and the toughened aluminium ensures durability allowing for many years of outdoor use.
Please note that good housekeeping should be kept by cleaning the blades and guttering of any debris as often as required.
The 3.6m Alvaro pergola is fully extendable in length by units off 3m & 4m.
3.6m x 3m = Base unit (includes 4 legs and louvered roof system)
3.6m x 4m = Base unit (includes 4 legs and louvered roof systems
3.6m x 6m = 3m Base unit + 3m extension kit (includes 6 legs and louvered roof system)
3.6m x 7m = 3m Base unit + 4m extension kit (includes 6 legs and louvered roof system) – Please note that this model can be installed also with the 4m base unit + 3m extension.
3.6m x 8m = 4m Base unit + 4m extension kit (includes 6 legs and louvered roof system)
3.6m x 9m = 3m Base unit + 3m extension kit + 3m extension kit (includes 10 legs and louvered roof system)
Screen options can be added to all 4 sides of the Alvaro pergola.